Former Olympic champion Daley Thompson to lead Great Tour of Britain

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Former Olympic Decathlon champion Daley Thompson and long-distance cyclist Jim Rees are to lead a 6,550-kilometre Great Tour of Britain, it was announced today (Thursday) by Sweetspot, organisers of the annual pro race, the Tour of Britain.

The two-month circumnavigation of Britain's coastline will start and finish in Seaton, Devon.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.